Flood Watch XIV: When will the Labe hit high water?

The Labe in Ústí nad Labem is at 870 cm and still rising slowly. It is expected to reach high water on Monday some time, but much will depend on the weather in Bohemia; showers are forecast for the next few days.

At Mělník (about 30km outside Prague if I recall correctly), the Labe is rising slowly, and is expected to hit high water in the next few hours. If its level rises by another 10 cm to 740cm, evacuations may have to take place. (8:40)
The situation at the Spolana chemical plant is unchanged.

A state of emergency has been proclaimed in seven regions: Southern Bohemia, Central Bohemia, Ústí, Pardubice, Southern Moravia, Olomouc and Zlín.

The area around Novosedlý, near Břeclav in southern Moravia, is flooding due to a levee break in Austria.

Elsewhere, however, many rivers’ levels continue to decline. Could it be that the danger has passed? That is, except for the big drainages – the Labe and the Danube.

One thought on “Flood Watch XIV: When will the Labe hit high water?

  1. Thank you so much for doing these updates. We’re planning to come from Oslo to Prague for Easter, unless it floods, of course.

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